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  • Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Director and Executive Remuneration) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: provide for a ‘two strikes and re-election’ process when a company’s remuneration report receives a 25 per cent or more ‘no’ vote in two consecutive years; require the company board or remuneration committee to approve any remuneration consultancy contract; require remuneration consultants to report to non-executive directors or the remuneration committee; require remuneration consultants and boards to declare a recommendation is made free from undue influence; require companies to disclose certain details relating to a remuneration consultant; prohibit directors and executives from voting their shares on remuneration resolutions; prohibit hedging of incentive remuneration; require shareholder approval for declarations of ‘no vacancy’ at annual general meetings; require that non-chair proxies vote as directed when they vote on a poll; and confine disclosures in the remuneration report to key management personnel. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations and Other Legislation Amendment (Trustee Companies and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to: Australian Securities and Investments Commission approved (compulsory and voluntary) transfers of estate assets and liabilities; ‘compulsory’ transfers of business to a public trustee; ministerial approval for listing a trustee company; holding out as a licensed trustee company; the term ‘authorised trustee corporation’; common funds and registered schemes; arm’s length transactions; fee regulation; drawing down of fees from income or capital; and reasonable fees being charged for tax return preparation; and
    Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998
    to provide that anything done by a payment system participant when complying with an ATM access regime as determined by the Reserve Bank of Australia is exempt from Part IV of the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Serious Drugs Detection) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to enable Customs officers, using prescribed equipment, to undertake an initial internal non-medical scan of a person suspected to be internally concealing a suspicious substance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    09 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to: extend the regulatory regime for remittance dealers and providers of remittance networks; and expand the agencies with which Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) can share financial intelligence;
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to enable reporting entities to use credit reporting data to verify the identity of their customers; and
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    to enable the Chief Executive Officer of AUSTRAC to exempt a person from provisions of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer (Price Signalling) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BILLSON, Bruce, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to prohibit corporations from engaging in price signalling. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commission of Inquiry into the Building the Education Revolution Program Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    PYNE, Christopher, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes the Commission of Inquiry into the Building the Education Revolution Program and provides for: the functions and powers of the commission; offences relating to the giving of evidence before the commission; matters relating to the operation of the commission; and the commission to present its findings and any recommendations by 1 November 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carer Recognition Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Establishes the Statement for Australia’s Carers and places obligations on public sector agencies and associated providers in relation to the statement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Creates the independent statutory position of Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People and provides for: the functions and general powers of the position; terms and conditions and staffing support; regular and annual reporting requirements; and a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to permit the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to apply for a search warrant without issuing a notice to produce the material sought;
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: require persons to state the purpose for which they require a copy of a register of members of a company or registered scheme; provide that a register maintained on a computer should be inspected on a computer; enable the regulations to prescribe the formats in which a copy of a register should be provided; provide that an unsolicited offer made to purchase financial products off-market must remain open for at least one month from the date of offer; and increase the maximum penalties for insider trading and market manipulation offences; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable an interception agency to apply for telecommunications interception warrants when investigating insider trading and market manipulation offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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